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Offline GhostShip

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Another avoidable security flaw it seems..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41635516

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The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack.

It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections, experts said it could leave "the majority" of connections at risk until they are patched. The researchers added the attack method was "exceptionally devastating" for Android 6.0 or above and Linux.

A Google spokesperson said: "We're aware of the issue, and we will be patching any affected devices in the coming weeks."
The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (Cert) has issued a warning on the flaw.

"US-Cert has become aware of several key management vulnerabilities in the four-way handshake of wi-fi protected access II (WPA2) security protocol," it said. "Most or all correct implementations of the standard will be affected."


This sounds like something along the same lines as the SSL flaw we saw some time ago a supposed random function is in fact very predictable, as always watch out for strange activity by aliens etc , I have pity for anyone breaking into my old machine..lol

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Re: Wireless Security Standard Found Wanting - Are Your Devices At Risk ?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 04:01:14 am »
interesting you post this since a security update for wpa was sent out much earlier today for mint and ubuntu... most likely others as well...

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Re: Wireless Security Standard Found Wanting - Are Your Devices At Risk ?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 04:24:05 pm »
It has indeed been patched in Windows, Various Linux Distros, BSD, macOS, iOS, Unifi and Mikrotik routers. Further patches for Android and so forth should be coming soon.

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